has anyone tried to trade there v-rod in at the dealer for another v-rod or any harley for that matter?
2oo6niterod said:i went to a dealer and i said "i have a 06 niterod and owe 2000.00 less than msrp with 4000 miles( bone stock chrome kit came on it and its cobalt blue) which he didnt even ask any questions started laughing and said and i quote i asked him if i could quote him and he said" you should sell it and come back, i have 2 06 streetrods i cant give away why would i want another vrod" then i ask the SALES MGR about the 08 dx he said the same thing i'm
Very well put.RaderDX said:Hey guys, I sell bikes for a living. One of the things that happens in the bike swap game is trade value. It is only worth what you will accept for it and what the dealership will pay for it, resell it, make a profit. From one area of the country to the other the popularity of different makes and models varies. Also from dealership to dealership. Therefore trade values vary. Always understand the bike dealer will not pay you retail. The business cannot stay in business that way. I cannot make my house payment if I buy and sell at retail. If you want retail, you have to sell it yourself. As a bike owner I have done it both ways. Sold it myself and traded. If I think the over all deal on the trade and purchase as a bike owner is good I will do it. If not, I sell it myself. Look at the overall picture. I have customers that are so attached to their trade, they ignore the other half of the deal, the bike purchase. For the equation to work it must work well for both parties on both halves of the equation. And if you are upside down on the trade it should be something you really want for the deal to make sense to you. I have customers that are so upside down on so many bikes they continue to roll forward that their bike payment looks like my house payment.
VROD RS is right, make the bike as stock as possible. Everyone wants to personalize their own bike. So does the buyer of your trade. Your personalizations are yours and you like them but the next buyer will probably not. That is why realtors tell us to make the house neutral before we put it on the market. Hot pink trim on the house does not resell well!!
Keep your stock parts when you swap them to something personal and put them back on when you trade or sell. Or offer them to the buyer as part of the deal and up the price a little.